In pre-World War II Tokyo the American newspaper editor Nick Condon (James Cagney) working for an English-language daily paper aimed at the American business community is given a document relating to Japan's foreign affairs which could have political ramifications if found. He meets up with Iris Hilliard (Sylvia Sidney), a woman who wants to secure the document even if it means dealing with the Japanese secret police and their threats.
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Typical of the day.
I grew up during WWII, with the movie stars selling war bonds from city to city. The propaganda films spilled over into the movies, such as this one, although not necessarily believable. I was a Cagney fan, and I enjoyed this one. I love old b&w films, from news-reel to the travelogues. This was a little sappy, especially the ending. How many stupid chances did Cagney take and still survive. I'll watch these kind of films every time, it's in the blood.